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Over 90% of supermarket yogurts are high in sugar

Sugar content of most yoghurt products are worryingly high, according to a survey published this week in BMJ Open. Less than 9%, and only 2% of children’s products were considered low in free or added sugars.

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Prebiotics vs. low-FODMAP Diet
Posted on Mon, 3 Sep 18

Prebiotics vs. low-FODMAP Diet

Prebiotic supplements have been shown to reduce digestive symptoms, but so has the low-FODMAP diet, which restricts prebiotics. To solve this contradiction a study compared the two strategies directly.

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Carrageenan: food additive linked to diabetes
Posted on Mon, 3 Sep 18

Carrageenan: food additive linked to diabetes

Carrageenan is a common food additive, despite being linked to adverse health effects. A carrageenan-free diet significantly improved blood glucose metabolism in people with early stage diabetes.

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Bugs for bugs? Edible insects as prebiotics
Posted on Mon, 3 Sep 18

Bugs for bugs? Edible insects as prebiotics

Edible insects are emerging as a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to meat, but health effects beyond basic nutritional value has not been documented. In a novel exploratory study edible crickets were found to have significant prebiotic effects.

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Do probiotics cause ‘brain fog?’
Posted on Mon, 3 Sep 18

Do probiotics cause ‘brain fog?’

A widely reported study has been said to prove that probiotics are linked to adverse effects such as digestive problems and brain fog, but the research had important flaws.

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Low acetyl-l-carnitine: a biomarker for depression
Posted on Mon, 3 Sep 18

Low acetyl-l-carnitine: a biomarker for depression

Identifying low levels of the amino acid acetyl-l-carnitine may help personalise nutritional treatment for people with depression.

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